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    Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    Plextor combines a third-generation Marvell controller with 19nm Toshiba NAND.
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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    uless your moving around large video files , sequential doesnt really help with real world performance - BUT its nice to see 4k Qd32 actually over sata 2 limits - can you try 4kQD16?

    actually tempted by this drive some very nice specs to it!

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    Nice drive - will prob wait for a price drop though!

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    well.. first you say

    Any new SSD built to utilise the SATA 6Gbps interface will find it difficult to raise the bar in terms of out-and-out performance. The current crop of ultra-fast drives are so close to saturating the limits of the once-future-proof interface that there's little room for improvement on the speed front
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    Not a huge step up from previous generations

    if the current SSDs are alreaddy close to the maximum. How can you have a huge step up? it can only be a tiny one, if atall.

    it doesnt make sense to my un-techy brain matter.


    otherwise, what is basically being said.
    if you want a top end SSD its either this plextor or the samsung 840 pro. go for whichevers cheaper

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    What I'd like to see are some power draw tests, because while performance doesn't seem to be improving much atm the power draw of SSDs is still dropping. One watt here or there doesn't seem like much but if that's one watt less at idle you might see an impressive boost to battery life on your ultrabook by going for a newer SSD. It's something I'm certainly looking into for my next laptop.

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    *Shock as Plextor release over-priced drive*

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    Not a huge step up from previous generations

    if the current SSDs are alreaddy close to the maximum. How can you have a huge step up? it can only be a tiny one, if atall.
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    Agree with you Stevie.

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    Re: Reviews - Plextor M5 Pro (256GB)

    Strange I last checked the price Plextor is definately cheaper than Samsung 840Pro by at least 10%. So how it is more expansive than Samsung?
    Anyway, I ordered the 256GB Plextor. I like the fact it is using ECC and 19nm NAND.

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